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What to do with this bush?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 22:43

If you would like to keep it how about removing a third of the oldest stems right down to the ground?  That works for a lot of plants and if it doesn't work you've only lost a third of it.

Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 21:05

I'll wear gloves thanks, I'm allergic to all sorts of plants.  

Well folks, thanks very much for your help.  I'll get rid of the deceptively pretty ragwort (even the name is pretty).  

As for the mystery plant - it does look like a weed, but I'll keep one to see if it flowers and I'll keep you all posted.  Thanks again.

Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 20:19

Ok, will do thanks (yikes)

Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:47

They don't smell of anything in particular, just a fusty leaf smell - sorry I'm not good at describing smells.


Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 22:22

Yes, I'm inclined to agree with you.  The honesty that has just finished flowering had much smaller leaves than this plant.  This plant's leaves are about the size of my hand.  This is the plant closer up.


Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 21:54

Oh right, so maybe I shouldn't dig it up then.  Don't want to upset any wildlife.

Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 21:53

Oh yes, it is ragwort (just Googled it).  What a shame, as it has such nice leaves.  Well I'll just have to dig it up now.  I'm not sure about the other one being honesty.  I have grown honesty in that patch, so it could be but the leaves on my plants were much smaller.  Thanks very much for your help. 

Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 19:30

By the way I can only get the photos on sideways - sorry.

Plant ID please anyone

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 19:29

I have tow mystery plants that I don't know if I sowed them or they are weeds.  The first has frilly leaves (showing salvia for scale)

 This one looks like a weed but it's only growing in one corner so maybe I planted it (welsh poppy for scale)

 I'd be very grateful if anyone could help to identify these.

What to do with laburnum?

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 20:50

We had a laburnum when I was a child and we were told not to touch it.  That didn't stop us.  We used to peel the seed pods apart for fun.  No one ever got ill, even though we weren't big on washing our hands.  The tree was beautiful.  If you've ever read 'My Cousin Rachel' you may want to avoid laburnum trees.

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